, Volume 41, Issue 8, pp 1063–1064 | Cite as

Comparison of counterimmunoelectrophoresis (CIE), latex agglutination (LA) and staphylococcal coagglutination (COAG) in pneumococcal antigen detection in vitro

  • M. W. Rytel
  • M. J. Rytel


CIE was compared to agglutination assays employing commercial kits (Directigen, Phadebact), as well as our own LA and COAG reagents, in detection of pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide (PCP) antigens in vitro. Directigen provided the most sensitive assay. CIE was of comparable sensitivity except for PCP antigen types 7 and 14.

Key words

Pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides antigens antibody counterimmunoelectrophoresis latex agglutination staphylococcal coagglutination 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Rytel
    • 1
  • M. J. Rytel
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Infectious DiseasesMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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